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Guava Cream Cheese Pastry

Guava Pastry  aka Pastelitos de Guayaba – Transport yourself to the tropics with this quick and easy guava, cream cheese and puff pastry. You’ll be glad you did! It’s a heavenly treat.
Course Dessert/Snack
Cuisine Caribbean, Spanish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 310kcal
Author Imma


  • Puff pastry 2 sheets
  • 6-8 ounce guava paste
  • 6-8 ounce cream cheese softened
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lime zest optional
  • 1- teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 beaten egg to glaze and seal
  • 3 Tablespoon castor or granulated sugar optional


  • Remove puff pastry from freezer about 45 minutes before using.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line baking or cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside
  • Place cream cheese, powdered sugar, extract, lime zest and mix using by hand until all the flavors have come together and the mixture is smooth. Set aside
  • Roll out puff pastry, cut each sheet of dough into 6 (3 inch x 4 inch) pieces.
  • Divide the guava paste into 12 pieces


  • Place guava paste on the center of each pastry with about a scoop of 1 1/2 Tablespoon cream cheese filling next to it; leave some room around the edges.
  • Fold over press gently to seal with fingers. Carefully seal is by pressing the tines of a fork along the edges of the dough.
  • Place each pastry on a baking sheet to bake or you may freeze to use later. Sprinkle with sugar if desired.
  • Bake at 375 for about 18-22 minutes until lightly browned.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.2mg